"When it comes to big cats, it's about vision."


Caring with heart, mind, and spirit to create meaningful coexistence for our residents.


Preserving that which is appreciated, such that appreciation may encourage conservation.


Dedicated to the needs of our resident animals through collaboration and teamwork.

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CFAR at a Glance

Mission Statement
CENTRAL FLORIDA ANIMAL RESERVE (CFAR) is a big cat & wildlife reserve focused on providing a platform to address the challenges of big cats for tomorrow, while providing value to society today.
The staff of CFAR is driven by dedicated, experienced volunteers from all walks of life.  Together, they serve our animals residents to preserve their lives and treat them with dignity.
Outreach and Education
These cornerstones of the organization have brought presentations across the state, alerting people to the plight of the big cats and reminding them that we are caretakers of our environment.
Responsible Advocacy
We stand for responsible advocacy for big cats, bringing light to the situation surrounding big cats without resorting to sensationalism for profit.

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